My wife gave the green light to take advantage of Best Buy's no interest for 24 months sale and get a new TV. I'm trying to make the most educated decision in a short time so I figured you guys could help. So here's the deal: I'm looking to spend around $1,800 or so. My viewing distance will be about 6-8 feet in a basement that is 28 X 12. I'll be playing lotsa Xbox games on it and am worried about burn-in issues with RPTVs. My main signal is regular cable. I'd like a high-def set, but a built in HD tuner isn't necesary at this point. I'll also be watching lotsa DVDs on it as well, so I'm leaning towards a 16:9 set as opposed to a 4:3. My wife and I will also be watching quite a bit of regular TV shows on it as well, so I'm concerned about how bad the stretch modes are on 16:9 TVs. I'd really like a 16:9 set, but with my short viewing distance and game playing, I don't know how practical a RPTV set would be. I know there are 38 inch 16:9 tubes out there, but they are out of my price range. Would I get more picture with a 36 inch 4:3 set in widescreen than I would a 30 inch 16:9 set? Also, I see some 4:3 sets have "enhanced 16:9" modes and "16:9 compression". What is this all about? Thanks in advance for you advice and input.